Jill Caviglia-Harris is a Professor of Economics. Her areas of expertise include environmental and natural resource economics. She was awarded Salisbury University’s Distinguished Faculty Award for excellence in teaching and research in 2004, as well as the 2010 Maryland Board of Regent’s Award for excellence in teaching, the SU 2010 Outstanding Mentor Award, and the 2010 Southern Economic Association Kenneth G. Elzinga Teaching Award. Caviglia-Harris’s research is focused on understanding the nexus between land use change and welfare in the Brazilian Amazon. Her approach includes the collection and analysis of survey, geographical information systems (GIS), and remote sensing data at the household level to create a spatial panel used to investigate multiple issues as they relate to welfare and deforestation trajectories over time. She has published in Environment and Development Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Agricultural Economics, Ecological Economics, and the Review of Regional Studies, among others. This research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and other organizations for the past 15 years. A second dimension of her research includes the investigation of best practices for teaching economics and program assessment.
For more information, visit http://facultyfp.salisbury.edu/jlcaviglia-harris .